Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

“Contemporary cooking in a pretty riverside setting.” - AA Inspector



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Overlooking the River Conwy on the outskirts of Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park, this Victorian country-house hotel is set in well-maintained grounds at the end of a tree-lined drive. Views down the river can be enjoyed from the restaurant, which uses plenty of produce grown in the extensive kitchen gardens.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel
BETWS-Y-COED, Conwy , LL24 0AS


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 20–28 December, January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 60
  • Wines over £30: 50
  • Wines by the glass: 7
  • Cuisine style: Traditional, International

About the area

Discover Conwy

The majority of the population of Conwy lives along its picturesque coastline, while a third of the county falls within jaw-dropping landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy, which takes its name from the county (which in turn was named after the river that runs through it), is undoubtedly one of the great treasures of Wales.

Three fine bridges – Thomas Telford’s magnificent suspension bridge of 1822, Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge, and a newer crossing – all stretch over the estuary beneath the castle, allowing both road and the railway into this medieval World Heritage Site. Pride of place goes to the castle, dating back to 1287.

Conwy is the most complete walled town in Britain, with walls measuring an impressive six feet in thickness and 35 feet in height. The walkway along the top offers splendid over-the-rooftop views of the castle, the estuary and the rocky knolls of nearby village of Deganwy. At the wall’s end, steps descend to the quayside where fishermen sort their nets and squawking seagulls steal scraps.

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